Welcome back for another Episode of Your Questions, My Answers Episode 31. Just like last time, I’ve broken the show down into three segments all with separate video for your watching convince.
Question 1 from Bob via Contact Form
Walt, love the site.. I have two questions. 1.) Storing wrapped box’s of cigars in your humidor..is this ok. or should one take the wrap off and unbox the Cigars? 2.) In dealing with a large humidor one that can store say 300-500 Cigars. Mine can hold up to 500 depending on size etc. Is it better to have the humidification device..( in my case a Oasis xl plus.) located on the top tray or bottom. I have two trays and a storage space below for boxes. Does humidity drop or rise? If placement is needed lower in the Humidor then I will need a longer power strip from the manufacture.
Question 2 from Jason via Voicemail
How much does packaging affect the overall price of a box of cigars?
Question 3 from Paul via Contact Form
This message is primarily for Walt but the gang can chime in with their preference(s).
I’m a fairly recent visitor to this forum and have already picked up that Walt is not a fancier of Dominican filler tobacco due to the salty after taste.
What country do you prefer your filler tobacco to come from and why?
Question 4 from Rick via Contact Form
Ok I hope this question doesn’t get too long. Some people try to remove the band on a cigar before they light it. Some prefer to remove it after the cigar is 2/3 gone thinking the heat helps loosen the glue holding the band to the cigar. In either case there are cigars where the band is somewhat loose to start with or really stuck to the cigar and no matter how much they work with it, before lighting or after 2/3 gone, still destroys the wrapper when trying to remove it. What is your suggestion for these “hard to remove” bands?
Question 5 from Keith via Voicemail
I have a wine fridge as a humidor with an Oasis unit inside. The humidification device never seems to run, while the unit in my local cigar shops walk in unit is constantly running. Do I have a problem?
Question 6 from John via Contact Form
I am just starting to get into cigars and here is what I have found so far.
I like milder cigars.
I am on somewhat of a budget.
I like the longer size because i do not nurse anything very well so i want it to last.
Could you give me some suggestions for cigars to try out as a beginning smoker?
Discussion Topics include:
- Tom’s new Cigar Journal on Blogspot
- what a typical “progression” looks like for us in a 3 cigar day
- what is a good large capacity lighter?
- What have we been smoking?
To enter to win an 601 Oscuro sampler (3 cigars total) send in a voicemail with your question for the next episode by 5:00 PM EST on 4/23/08 . Entires will be played during the show and a winner will be selected at random.
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